As anyone who has downloaded Candy Crush knows, it‘s hard to stop playing a game once you get going. But for some, video games are downright addictive—and that can impact their daily functioning. A new draft of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 International Classification for Diseases recognizes this by including—for the first time—“gaming disorder” in the manual.
The WHO’s diagnostic manual is widely used, and was last updated in 1990. The latest version—called ICD-11—is expected to be published in 2018.
The World Health Organization has issued new guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea after many new antibiotic-resistant strains have emerged around the world. The WHO recommends doctors use cephalosporins instead of quinolones (both of which are classes of antibiotics), changing the protocol for gonorrhea treatment for the first time since 2003.